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[Axiom-developer] Axiom breakage when installing OpenAxiom

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Subject: [Axiom-developer] Axiom breakage when installing OpenAxiom
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 18:28:36 -0400


>| Ah, Gaby, while I've got your attention....
>| It appears that installing OpenAxiom interferes with an already
>| installed Axiom.
>OpenAxiom installs its binaries in a directory distinct from
>any other Axiom flavors.  It sets its internal variable AXIOM *within*
>its own script and does not depend on external setting of it. 
>The fact that Axiom seems to need external setting of the AXIOM
>environment variable sounds to be like a bug that should be fixed in Axiom.

We observed that installing OpenAxiom breaks an existing Axiom install.
According to the above it appears that the AXIOM shell variable collision
is not the problem. Can you try it again and see if you can figure out
where the collision occurs? There is no technical reason why the two
projects cannot coexist on the same machine. 


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